Friday, March 13, 2009

Best food for bones

Everybody knows that calcium in dairy foods can help strengthen our bones. Now, research from Tufts University reports that fruits and vegetables could be the newest osteo super foods. The multi-coloured munchies protect bone by blocking damaging byproducts of meat and grains that become harder for your body to dispose of as you age says the director of Tufts' Bone Metabolism Laboratory.
Nine servings of fruits/veggies per day is ideal for protecting bone, she says, but even 6 servings or fewer if you limit meat and grains- could make a difference.Let us start now!Better late than never!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Women and make-up

Ladies have been adorning themselves with make-up for centuries.Now new research has finally unravelled the reason women anticipate "a rush of optimism and anticipation." as they prepare to wear make-up.Researchers in Japan determined that there are distinct cognitive activities involved in a woman's perception of her face with and without make-up.
They came to the conclusion after monitoring the brain of a group of women using a brain scanner.The researchers found that when a woman sees her face without make-up, she anticipates how she'll eventually apper to others and a "reward system" is activated, releasing dopamine to give sensations of pleasure.Make-up contributes to building relationships with others and feelings of pleasure in women.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Scientists say that laughter can help you fight flab.Forget gym or dieting and tune into your favourite comedy shows to shed those extra kilos, researchers have suggested. They claimed that an hour laughter can burn upto 100-120 calories and boost the energy a person uses by upto 20%. That is the equivalent of vacuuming for 40 minuites, walking for 15-20 minuites or doing 18-27 minuites of weightlifting.
Laughter gets the heart beating faster and boosts blood flow.As we giggle and gasp for air, we breath in more fresh air.The chest rises and falls and abdominal muscles get a good work out.So laughter helps us to stay trim and healthy.